Any VST companies that give student licenses free?

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10 posts since 22 Mar, 2021

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:41 pm

I'm a student and would love some VSTs to enhance my mixes. Thing is, most companies are insanely expensive, even after discount. Any companies who give completely free student licenses?

2305 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:54 pm


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1439 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit Sol III

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:57 pm

There is So much much free (and good) music software that i would think you can find everything you "need", (depending on what you need of course :wink: ).
gadgets an gizmos...make noise

184 posts since 28 Dec, 2016

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:00 pm


12841 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:17 pm

Students are usually viewed as customers, student discounts, like senior discounts, are just feelgood differential pricing. Nobody is going to get mad because a poor student or an aging senior gets a discount, so a firm can offer blatant differential pricing because of clearly delineated market segments.

The bigger the difference between student pricing and full pricing, the more likely a firm will be more aggressive in making sure that the professionals can't masquerade as students. This is harder to do today where everything is online and easy to confirm, but, it's why things like electronics cad software have component limits in student versions.

In short, it's unlikely unless there's good motivation to getting you hooked, e.g., Microsoft.

1668 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Post Sat May 01, 2021 8:35 am

“ most companies are insanely expensive”...??? Really? Most of the plugins i bought in recent years didn’t cost much more than 30-50 bucks in a sale, sometimes even less. I know “expensive” is relative, but most plugins are really affordable nowadays, it is no problem getting high quality for free or very little money. I mean, I got the Exponential Audio (izotope) Nimbus and R4 for under twenty bucks at a PB sale, that is some of the best quality reverbs you can buy for any money. Fuse Audio, 20-25 € in a sale. HornetPlugins, even less. Or AnalogObsession, Tokyo Dawn, JonVAudio, Klanghelm and loads more for free.

7 posts since 4 May, 2021

Post Tue May 04, 2021 11:59 am

very interesting discussion

5710 posts since 9 Jul, 2002 from Helsinki

Post Wed May 05, 2021 8:12 pm

These days you don't need to pay for any music software, there are free plugins for every purpose.

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